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Head Veterinary Nurse Medivet Abbeville Rd, Clapham Common, London SW4 9NF, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 12 Jun 2020

Job Description

Medivet Clapham is currently seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join and lead their nursing team; consisting of 1 x RVN, 2 x SVNs, a PCA and reception team.

You will be involved in all aspects of nursing. Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required. In this role you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practice with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in your practice.

You will be working 40 hours per week with the standard 1 in 4 weekend shifts as well as a fair share of bank holiday and on call.

What we’ll offer you!

Competitive salary, dependant on experience, generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available, ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role, RCVS and VDS fees paid, 25 days paid annual leave, Exclusive company discounts and rewards.

You will be in a friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role. Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet community achieve their goals.

Skills and Experience

  • Registered Veterinary Nurse as defined by RCVS
  • English language skills with  proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Computer literate
  • Proven empathy with patients and clients
  • Demonstrate initiative in patient welfare
  • Understand duties that may and may not be undertaken by PCA’s or student nurses.
  • Driving licence (almost essential)
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a team and lead a team
  • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Small animal practical experience 

The Branch

Medivet Clapham is a busy three Vet branch in Abbeville Village in the heart of Clapham.

All three Vets have over ten years' experience, Laura has a certificate in cardiology and Guy has a certificate in endosurgery.

This branch performs a high volume of procedures including endoscopy, cardiac scans and lap spays, equipped with endoscopes, ultrasound, laparoscopic stack system for keyhole surgery, full in house lab, ethylene oxide sterilisation and digital x-ray. We support the Fear Free concept so that our patients grow to love us, not fear us. 

You will be working with 2-3 other nurses and 2 CCAs.

The branch is situated about 10 mins walk from both Clapham Common and Clapham South. There are also several nearby bus routes.

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